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Your weekend: Saturday Scramble

Submitted by on 1, March 25, 2010 – 1:00 pm3 Comments

The advent of spring brings with it that Alameda tradition, the Spring Egg Scramble, which is set for this Saturday, March 27 at the Crab Cove Picnic Area of Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach. (Hey, if you haven’t experienced the rush that comes with hundreds of itty bitty kiddies dashing into a 12-foot-by-12-foot space to scoop candy out of the grass, you haven’t lived here.)

The event begins at 10 a.m. with pre-hunt activities that include arts and crafts, games and photos with the ‘Bunny. The scramble itself begins at 11:30 a.m. (and is over by 11:36), and don’t forget to bring your own basket.

It’s all free except the Bunny pix, which are $3 to $5 each, and you can park, gratis, at the Crown Beach lot at Otis and Westline. If it rains, the event will beheld the following Saturday, April 3. Snacks and drinks will also be available for sale.

More information is available on the Alameda Recreation and Park Department’s website or by calling them at 747-7529.

After that, the folks at Bladium are hosting their semi-annual Kidsfest, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The family event includes rock climbing, bounce houses, an inflatable obstacle course, face painting and more, including a visit from Kicker the rabbit, who will help kick off all the Easter fun. For more information, check out Bladium’s website or call them at 814-4999. They’re at 800 West Tower Avenue, Building 40.

Oh, and if you happen to be at the Main Library on Sunday afternoon, they’ll have a Stormtrooper there at 1 p.m. and they’ll be showing “Star Wars: Clone Wars” at 3 to help wrap up their month-long “Across the Pages” program.


  • Jill says:

    What, no mention of Alameda High’s outstanding production of Peter Pan tonight, Friday and Saturday at 7:30? It’s fabulous.

  • Jill says:

    Logistics: At the Kofman on Central, lasts until about 10:15 including two intermissions, appropriate for children.

    The Show: This is a rather silly musical, and all performers (including the orchestra) are Alameda high school students. It involves flying, comedy, drumming, a nanny who is a dog, singing & dancing, among other things. I was shocked at how good all of the performers were.

    My only complaint is that it is sometimes a little difficult to hear the dialogue. My elderly parents went (both have hearing aids) and they missed about half of what’s going on. Fortunately it is also a very visual show so they enjoyed it anyway.

    Other than that, everything is first-rate, including the sets and costumes. Go; it will make you proud to be an Alamedan.

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